South Lamar (SoLa)
SoLa has been booming, lending itself to a more central vibe further South. New locally owned and operated businesses have been popping up left and right. Old apartment buildings have been renovated to condos giving first time buyers the chance to move close in and get that urban feel without the rising cost of being downtown. Lamar Boulevard is a straight shot downtown and is just minutes from Ben White.
South Lamar’s low-key lifestyle is exemplified by its cheap eateries, cool thrift stores and dive bar drink specials. For those who want active alternatives, abundant green space and refreshing blue water pools are also nearby.
Along with single family residences, there are plenty of apartment and condominium options. The neighborhood is a mix of ethnic groups and is relatively safe for inner city. It sees a mix of families, retirees, students and one can get everything needed to live and play without leaving the neighborhood. Nearby public transportation makes it easy and inexpensive to get to any part of Austin. It is served by AISD with several private school options just minutes away.
Hot Spots: Barley Swine, Olivia, OPA, Black Sheep
Outdoor Activities: Barton Springs, Gus Fruh
Students Attend These Schools: Barton Hills Elementary, O. Henry Middle School and Austin High School
Price Range: $225,000 – $550,000